NorthScope ERP is a single system that provides real time visibility and tight control over your purchasing, manufacturing, inventory, and sales.

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Support Across the Food Industry

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A system built to manage the unique challenges you face, such as…

Limited Inventory Visibility

Whether you distribute product through your own warehouses or 3rd party warehouses, this adds complexity to traceability, sales, production planning, costing, month-end, and more that your system needs to handle.

Complex Lot Management

Maybe you do custom processing or store your customers’ products that cannot be comingled with yours – whatever the case, many systems offer data entry fields for lot numbers so they can track data but not actually manage it and provide the insights you need.

Manual & Tedious Data Tracking

You often find your team spinning their wheels, wasting their time looking for answers or manually compiling the data they need. Whether it’s profit margin analysis of delivered freight or transactional data across Sales, Inventory, and Purchasing or something else your system should give you the information you need to manage your business.

Inefficient Auditing

Your system claimed to understand your industry but didn’t spend the time to get to know how your business operates so you’ve been left with multiple disparate systems that barely speak to each other (if at all). Not only is it irritating to juggle multiple systems, it also means your data is all over the place, taking longer than necessary to make informed decisions and duplicating effort.

Ill-equipped Software Systems

You tried implementing a system that claimed to understand Food Manufacturers only to realize it doesn’t actually handle the complexities of your unique business or it’s already outdated and not only no longer growing with your business but preventing your business from growing.

Lack of Vendor Support

Your current software vendor vanished after selling you on their “solution” or passed you off to a team of people whom you’ve never worked with and don’t understand your business.

with features to help optimize your business.

Supply Chain Planning

Analyze supply and demand and strategically manage your vendors to control costs, ensure efficient and profitable production processes, and provide consistent and timely delivery of finished goods to your customers.

Warehouse Management

Track all your materials from receipt as they move through your facility. Receive real-time updates from the shop floor using handheld barcode devices that streamline processes and reduce error-prone, manual data entry.


Create and schedule production on a single transaction. Manage and build production orders using BOMs and track your production outcomes using yield and cost analysis tools.


Trace all ingredients from their source to your customer with full item history and complete lot level tracing. Ensure compliance with regulatory and customer requirements with quick and accurate tracking of all ingredients, WIP products, and finished goods.

Cost Management

Manage and track your costs against each lot as they flow through the system to drive profitability that includes not only materials and production costs but also freight, commissions, brokerage, and other sales expenses.

How NorthScope Can Help

Real-Time Inventory

  • On Hand balances by Site, Item, and Lot
  • Available balances by Site, Item, and Lot
  • Drill thru to inbound inventory
  • Drill thru to commited inventory
  • Inventory Holds
  • Variable and fixed weight items
  • Unit of measure conversions


  • Create & schedule Production Orders
  • Record Production against Production Orders
  • Record miscellaneous production
  • Yield Reporting
  • Bill of Materials
  • Integrated with costing


  • Actual, Standard, and Market Costs for each Lot
  • Update costs monthly to add storage
  • Real time or delayed
  • Cost formulas


  • Gross Margin to reflect Product Cost.
  • Net Margin includes freight, brokerage, and rebates.
  • Margin calculations by transaction, item, and Lot.
  • Margin calculations by actual or market costs


  • Automated Brokerage & Rebates
  • Freight Management
  • Price Management
  • EDI Orders
  • Variable and fixed weight items
  • Fast / easy order entry
  • Workflow Management
  • Attach documents to transactions

Integrated Accounting

  • General Ledger
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Aging
  • Simple year end close


  • Full item history
  • Complete Lot tracing
  • Trace from source to customer
  • Certification management
  • Expiration Date Management

Business Analysis

  • Base reporting package
  • Download to Excel, Word, or PDF
  • Power BI (add-on)
  • Simple user interface
  • Personalize by user


  • Create Purchase Orders
  • Vendor pricing
  • Vendor item management
  • Receive directly into Inventory
  • Unit of measure conversions
  • Three way matching
  • Variable and fixed weight items
  • Attach documents to transactions

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Streamline your business based on your needs.

Whether you need a standalone system built for your industry or you’re looking to supplement the systems you already use with new functionality to optimize your food business that will integrate with the platforms you’re already using, NorthScope can do it all. With a fully integrated General Ledger that includes Bank Reconciliation and fully integrated Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Inventory, Sales, Sales Programs and more NorthScope has the features to support your business as well as your future growth.

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Upgrade from generic software & Excel to software built for your industry.

Relying on Excel, home-grown or generic accounting systems as the data entry platform and database for managing your business is inefficient and frustrating. By upgrading to software that understands your business and is optimized for your needs, you can rely on NorthScope to do the heavy lifting and our team to support your growth.

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Excel File Import

Complete Inventory Visibility & Control

Get inventory management that’s optimized for your food business.

No longer be limited by inaccurate inventory balances and get real time and historical inventory balances with the level of detail you need. With support for multi-site, multiple points of lot data, units and weight tracking, variable weight tracking, multiple inventory ownership and more, NorthScope understands the importance of traceability when it comes to food inventory. 

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Analyze your sales data to make strategic decisions.

Whether you need to get accurate profit margin data that includes delivered freight, brokerage expense and other food service charges or you need to assess the history of a an item’s price for a particular customer or any other piece of sales data, NorthScope tracks key sales data points and allows you to manage it, analyze it and process it however you need. With customer and/or industry specific Price Sheets with price effective dates, support for multi-currency, delivered freight management and cost analysis, configurable workflow and status setup for your enterprise level sales order entry and more, NorthScope puts the control over your sales data in your hands.

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Have confidence your problems will constantly be solved with your software.

Unlike other software providers, our first priority is understanding the unique needs of your business and helping work through your problems to create solutions. This partnership-focused approach doesn’t end once you’ve gone live with NorthScope, we continously add new features to our software based on your feedback to make your life easier. That means support for your business needs can be added to the application as a supported feature, we can build new integrations to support applications you’re already using, and more. The bottom line? We’re always invested for the long term with helping you be successful and understanding your business.

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Happy Food Manufacturers

“These guys really took the time to learn our entire business and provided invaluable insight throughout multiple areas within our company. They did a great job managing projects that produced clear results and calculable ROI for our Sales, Inventory, Production, and Shipping operations. They have been instrumental in helping us grow our business and make our processes and procedures more efficient. They are trust worthy, personable, and easy to work with.”

Nitin S.

“NorthScope is a well-integrated system with good reports and customer support that listens to us and uses our input to improve the product.”

Steve L.

 “NorthScope is very easy to use and the support team is A+! Their service level alone is exceptional and makes it easy to do business every day.”

Tracey B.

“NorthScope is tailored to our business and understands our business better than anyone else.  It’s efficient, easy to use, and we are able to produce very detailed reports.  Having worked 26 years in fish sales, I’ve used many systems. This is the best one – I love it!”

Laura S.

“Our company had not updated software for many, many years and had ended up with several unconnected programs for various business areas.  It was very difficult to get information out of these systems in a meaningful way and made making quick business decisions nearly impossible.  NorthScope ERP software gave us a comprehensive system that allows us to easily get information from all segments making it possible to make informed, educated business decisions. NLP’s ability and willingness to tackle issues and provide solutions is outstanding.  They really take the time to learn your business and want to help you succeed in your software transition.”

Kathi P.

Learn how NorthScope can help optimize your Food Manufacturing business with ERP software built for your industry. 

Why NorthScope?

With Food Manufacturing, your job is more than processing food products. You want to keep your customers coming back so you prioritize keeping them happy. Therefore, your food manufacturing ERP software should, too.

You don’t just need an accounting system, you need an accounting system with enterprise level sales order entry that allows you to go beyond record keeping to process management and manage multiple companies within the same system so you can grow your business seamlessly. You don’t just need an inventory system, you need an inventory system that acts as a traceability system with production batch tracking that allows you to record and assign quality test results, auto-assign lot certifications and enforce lot holds. You don’t just need to be able to manage freight costs, you need to be able to manage multi-leg freight and assign freight costs to Sales Orders and Transfers and automate freight expenses. You don’t just need a food business management system, you need a food business management system that can automate brokerage, auto-calculate rebates and maintain accurate pricing with customer price lists. You don’t just need an ERP system, you need food processing ERP software that understands your industry and serves as accounting software, food processing software, inventory software, sales software and more all in one. Read More

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is ERP software?

The ERP in ERP software stands for enterprise resource planning, which means that ERP software is software that helps you manage your various business processes with a single, shared database across multiple functions and business units. With NorthScope, you get one system to manage your GL, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Inventory, Brokerage, Rebates & Promotions, Sales, Fisherman Accounting, Grower Accounting, and Loads.

Will NorthScope work for my company?

NorthScope was built to serve food businesses specifically in the Alaska Seafood, Wild Seafood, Fruit,  Vegetable, & Nut and Aquaculture Processing industries as well as Food Manufacturing and Food Distribution industries. It’s best for small to medium companies requiring as little as 3 NorthScope users to as many as 100+! NorthScope is great for those who have outgrown Quickbooks (or something like it) and some common pain points our customers experienced before switching to NorthScope were: non-integrated systems preventing them from achieving their goals, lost support for the solution they had because it was old and outdated and not maintained, too high of a cost to migrate or upgrade the solution they had, an inability to efficiently acquire new companies with the solution they had, a difficult to use system, and/or never-ending implementations because of a system that wasn’t tailored to their business or wasn’t implemented by a company with expertise in their industry.

What does NorthScope integrate with?

For our current customers, NorthScope has various integrations including EDI, barcode, eLandings, document imaging, scale weight, Microsoft Dynamics GP, trace register, cold storage and more. Additionally, all NorthScope functional areas integrate with each other. We’re constantly improving and adding integrations to NorthScope to offer the best, most efficient solution for our customers so if you don’t see an integration you’d like on this list, it doesn’t mean we can’t or won’t make it happen!

How is NorthScope hosted and accessed?

NorthScope is web-based software that you host based on your preference, whether that’s on a physical server that your company maintains or a cloud server, which can be included with the purchase of NorthScope. Once NorthScope hosting is established, you can access NorthScope from anywhere so long as you have an internet connection and a supported web browser – no individual computer installation necessary!

How many people can use NorthScope at one time?

When you purchase NorthScope you purchase with it as many user licenses as you need and you always have the option of purchasing more licenses as needed. These licenses are concurrent, meaning that you don’t pay for the total number of users but the number of users that are allowed to be logged in at one time. Additionally, any one NorthScope instance can have multiple companies or divisions within it, allowing you to switch between companies without having to log in and out!

How long do NorthScope implementations take and why?

NorthScope implementations average 3-9 months. This is because NorthScope is super configurable in order to give you the control and to avoid custom code (which is too expensive and unnecessary). That means we put a lot of effort into understanding your business and your data to make sure that we get NorthScope setup as best as possible for you to use most efficiently and seamlessly immediately upon go live. Additionally, a lot of software companies only care about selling their solution and moving on to finding their next dollar, but that’s not us. We care about you and your success, which is why we’re thorough in our implementation process in order for NorthScope to help you succeed. And we don’t just stop at NorthScope, we’ll help you improve your business processes along the way, too.